JACKSON Christmas is this weekend. If you’re trying to figure out what to cook, here’s a list of local restaurants and businesses that have specials for the holidays.
Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417 Highway 25, Suite G, 601-992-8110, sugarmagnoliatakery.com)
The holiday menu at Sugar Magnolia Takery includes items such as peanut butter-praline balls; strawberry, blueberry and turtle cheesecakes; cranberry-walnut chicken salad; triple-chocolate, lemon or key-lime Bundt cakes; bourbon balls; meats such as glazed spiral ham, herb-roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, boneless turkey breast; and more. For catering, Sugar Magnolia will take special orders up until Wednesday, Dec. 21, and will be open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve for pickup.
Olivia's Food Emporium (820 Highway 51, Madison, 601-898-8333, oliviasfoodemporium.com)
For its holiday menu, Olivia’s has a meal plan for 10 to 12 people that includes smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, green-bean casserole, a dozen rolls and pecan pie. The restaurant also has sides such as macaroni and cheese, baked-potato casserole and deviled eggs; appetizers such as pimiento cheese and black-bean salsa; and breakfast items such as bacon-and-cheese quiche. Olivia’s can also do corporate catering. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, Dec. 20, and picked up on Christmas Eve by 2 p.m.
Cookin' up a Storm (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-957-1166, cookinupastorm.kitchen)
For its holiday menu, Cookin' up a Storm has sweet-potato casserole; stuffing with sage sausage, apples and pecans; spinach Madeline, roasted seasonal vegetables; corn soufflé; squash casserole; scalloped pineapple; broccoli salad with craisins, pecans, bacon and a sweet dressing; desserts such as a chocolate fudge brownie and a pecan pie; mint-lemonade tea; breakfast items such as mini cinnamon rolls and pecan-pie muffins; and more. The restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the whole week of Christmas until Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. Catering orders must be placed by Wednesday, Dec. 21, for pickup on Christmas Eve. For more information, call 601-957-1166.
Crazy Cat Eat Up (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-957-1441)
For its Christmas catering menu, Crazy Cat has cream-cheese mashed potatoes, green-bean almondine, sweet-corn pudding, wild-mushroom gravy, spinach Madeline, maple bourbon pecan pie, Andes mint chocolate-brownie pie, Milky Way pound cake and more. Crazy Cat will take orders until it can't any more. Pick-up will be Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, find Crazy Cat on Facebook.
Campbell's Bakery (3013 N. State St., 601-362-4628; 123 Jones St., Madison, 769-300-2790, campbellsbakery.ms)
For the holidays, Campbell's has holiday-themed iced teacakes, petit fours and cupcake;, caramel cake; gluten-free themed petit fours and cupcakes; and more. In addition to Christmas items, Campbell’s also has Hanukkah-themed cookies and petit fours. For more information, find Campbell's on Facebook.
McDade's Markets (multiple locations, mcdadesmarkets.com)
This holiday season, McDade's has gallon-sized sides for eight to 10 people, including options such as cornbread dressing, turnip greens, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, and more. Customers can pick up catering orders before 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For more details, visit mcdadesmarkets.com.
The Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822, strawberrycafemadison.com)
The Strawberry Cafe has a special holiday family feast package for 10 to 12 people, which includes a choice of a pork loin or glazed boneless ham; cornbread or oyster dressing; a choice of three sides such as four-seasons salad, green-bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, baked apples or potatoes au gratin; homemade cranberry sauce; rolls; and caramel pie. The deadline for orders is Wednesday, Dec. 21. For more information, visit strawberrycafemadison.com.
Broad Street Baking Co. (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900, broadstbakery.com)
This holiday season, Broad Street has an apricot-ginger cream-cheese Christmast-wreath king cake, which are available until Christmas Eve. The bakery also has desserts such as gluten-sensitive chocolate-chip cookies, gingerbread men, and Hanukkah and Christmas-themed sugar cookies. The catering menu includes main courses such as grilled salmon and fried turkey breast; soups such as curried butternut-squash bisque and BRAVO! tomato-basil soup; salads such as spinach-and-goat cheese salad and a Caesar salad; sides such as Yukon gold mashed potatoes and spinach casserole; and desserts such as gingerbread cheesecake, chocolate cranberry bread, mint-chocolate chip cake, chocolate chess pie and more. Order must be placed by Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 24. For more information, call 601-362-2900 or visit broadstreetbakery.com.
Seafood R'evolution (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ridgeland, 601-853-3474, seafoodrevolution.com)
On Dec. 21, Seafood R'evolution will host its annual Réveillon Creole Christmas dinner with a menu that will have dishes such as the Twas the Night Before Christmas soup with lump crab meat, spinach and artichokes; the Réveillon salad with red and golden beets, late-fall greens and a cane-syrup vinaigrette; filet of speckled trout; roasted mallard duck with farre dressing, white asparagus and a sauce Forestière; and for dessert, a bûche de Noël with a triple-chocolate gateau noir and crème Anglaise. The dinner is $100 per person and will begin at 6 p.m.
Nandy's Candy (1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 380, 601-362-9553, nandyscandy.com)
Nandy's Candy has caramel apples dipped in chocolate with a white- and dark-chocolate drizzle and sprinkles; chocolate and caramel popcorn; homemade caramel sauce; divinity candy; mint ice candy (white chocolate and mint);
chocolate reindeer and Santas; chocolate-covered strawberries; and more. For more information, find Nandy's Candy on Facebook.
Primos Cafe (2323 Lakeland Drive, 601-936-3398; 515 Lake Harbour Drive, 601-898-3600, primoscafe.com)
For the holidays, Primos has a holiday catering menu that includes a dinner package for 10 to 12 with a whole turkey or ham; cornbread dressing; giblet gravy; a large vegetable such as a squash casserole; cranberry sauce; a dozen dinner rolls; and a choice of pie such as lemon-ice box or sweet potato. The restaurant also has cheese straws or bursts for parties available in bags, boxes or tins. Customers can buy meats, sides, desserts and breakfast items separately, and the menu has a corporate catering option. Pickup dates are from Dec. 22 until 10 a.m. on Dec. 24. Primos will be open for Christmas Eve breakfast on Dec. 24 but will close at 11 a.m. For more information and to see the full catering menu, visit primoscafe.com.
Chimneyville Smokehouse (970 High St., 601-354-4665, chimneyville.com)
For its holiday menu, Chimneyville has meats such as smoked or fried turkeys, smoked ham, beef brisket, pork ribs and whole smoked chicken. The restaurant also has items such as barbecue sauce, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, macaroni and cheese, sweet-potato casserole and cranberry sauce; desserts such as Mississippi mud, lemon-ice box or pecan pies; sweet or unsweet tea; and rolls, buns or cornbread. The restaurant can slice meats for $7 extra per item. Chimneyville will be open on Christmas Eve for pickup.
La Brioche Patisserie (2906 N. State St., 601-988-2299, labriochems.com)
For the holidays, La Brioche has treats such as themed petits gateaux (little cakes), yule logs, pastry puffs, an eggnog latte and more; and gift items such as a six-pack of assorted alfajores, holiday meringues, and pre-made or make-your-own gift boxes that feature items such as alfajores, sweet and salty cookies, hot-cocoa mix, Northshore Specialty Coffees coffee beans, a mug and more. For more information, visit labriochems.com or find the business on Facebook. Christmas orders should be placed by Monday, Dec. 19.
Whole Foods Market (4500 Interstate 55 N., wholefoodsmarket.com)
This holiday season, in addition to its regular holiday menu, Whole Foods also has items for Hanukkah such as a Brussels sprouts-and-kale salad; matzo-ball soup; parmesan-and-vegetable latkes; spinach-feta latkes; sweet-and-sour brisket; and challah- and apple-stuffed chicken dinner. For more information and to find other holiday items, visit wholefoodsmarket.com.
Grant’s Kitchen (2847 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-665-4764, grantskitchen.com)
For its holiday menu, Grant’s Kitchen will have main courses such as 12- to 14-pound whole turkeys, chicken tetrazzini, chicken and dumplings, pot roast, brown gravy and cranberry sauce; sides such as cornbread dressing, stir-fry vegetables and green peas; prepared salads such as cole slaw and cucumber salad; breads such as dinner rolls and cornbread; and desserts such as pecan, turtle and chocolate-chess pies. The restaurant has a holiday package with seven to 10 servings that includes half of a roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, a choice of two sides and one pie; and a package with 15 to 20 servings that includes a whole roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, a choice of two sides and two pies. Orders must be picked up by Friday, Dec. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-956-9562, charrestaurant.com)
For its holiday catering menu, Char has butter beans, smashed sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, creamed spinach and a whole pecan pie. For more information, find Char on Facebook or visit charrestaurant.com.
1908 Provisions (734 Fairview St., fairviewinn.com)
On Christmas Eve, 1908 will host a Christmas dinner. The menu will have an appetizer of sweet potato-crusted shrimp with creole honey mustard, followed with an arugula salad with chevre, toasted pecans and a spiced cranberry vinaigrette; for the entrée, a grilled t-bone steak with creamed kale, carrot steak fries and apple-sage compound butter for the entrée; and for dessert, an egg-nog crème brulee with a chocolate- and peppermint-dipped pretzel for dessert. The dinner is $49.99 and includes all four courses. The dinner is Saturday, Dec. 24, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Seatings are at 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. For more information, call 601-948-3429 or visit yelpreservations.com/r/1908provisions.
The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601-398-4562, themanshipjackson.com)
The Manship has a dinner package for 12 to 115 with a choice of meat such as maple-glazed duroc pork should or herb-crusted smoked prime-rib roast, three sides such as oyster dressing, braised greens and pancetta macaroni and cheese; cranberry relish; and a choice of either pumpkin or pecan pies. The menu also has items available individually. Orders must be placed by Monday, Dec. 19, and picked up on Dec. 23. For more information, find The Manship on Facebook or visit themanshipjackson.com.
Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-398-4562, tableonehundred.com)
For its holiday menu, Table 100 has a dinner package that feeds 10 to 12 people and includes a choice of meat such as sweet tea-brined chicken or sweet tea-brined hickory-smoked turkey; three sides such as green-bean casserole, glazed carrots or braised turnip greens; cornbread dressing and gravy; cranberry relish; and a choice of dessert such as pecan pie or bread pudding. Customers should place orders by Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m., and should pick them up from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.
Taste Bistro and Desserts (5419 Highway 25, Suite L, 769-235-6232)
For its holiday catering menu, Taste has finger foods such as sausage balls, pulled-pork sliders, ham-and-swiss party rolls and Asian chicken lettuce wraps; dips and spreads such as cheese balls, adobo dip with bacon and a cowboy caviar dip; and breakfast items such as a dozen cinnamon or bacon biscuits and a medium or large breakfast casserole. Customers must place orders by Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. and pick them up on Dec. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit tastebistroanddesserts.com.
Meme's Brick Street Bakery (104 W. Leake St., 601-278-0635)
This holiday season, Meme's has treats such as themed cupcakes, sugar cookies and petit fours; hot-chocolate jars; peppermint bark; chocolate-dipped marshmallows; and more. The bakery also has specials every day until Christmas Eve. For more information, find Meme's on Facebook.